Many young people have not yet learned what they can’t do. They look at the world, see what needs to be changed and they change it. promotes the ideas and accomplishments of young people, from middle school to the middle twenties, who are transforming their passions into successful inventions, charities, foundations, businesses and movements. These stories deserve telling, which can inspire other young people to pursue their dreams.


    Big Love for Nature’s Gentle Giants
  • May 10, 2016
    Family holidays evoke memories of long journeys, good weather and making new friends. When Jack Lanting and his family went from New Zealand to Thailand for a holiday in 2009, those new friends included Asian elephants. Jack, who was 8 years old at the time, was so moved by the plight of Thailand’s elephants that he […]
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    A HS Freshman’s Cancer Breakthrough
  • February 16, 2016
      Jack Andraka was a high school freshman in 2012 when a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer. Deeply affected, he was motivated to read up on the disease and found that diagnosis is usually in a late stage when treatment is ineffective and there is a very low survival rate. Jack was shocked […]
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    The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and people
  • August 12, 2015
    Based in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, they had a new business and a limited budget, so when Gabriel sat on their only desk and broke it, Adriana’s frugal innovation swept into action. She bought a circular saw and built a table from unwanted shipping pallets from a nearby construction site. After a friend offered […]
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    Harvard wasn’t worth giving up his booming company
  • July 7, 2015
    For Mubarak Muyika, being an entrepreneur seemed natural. The young Kenyan first started taking business classes in high school. Orphaned at a young age, he lived in Bungoma County with adoptive parents, who owned a publishing and distribution company called Acrodile Publishers. While working for the company, Mubarak noticed it lacked a powerful website through […]
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    Queen’s Young Leader for LGBTI Youth
  • June 26, 2015
    Tabitha Besley, 23, identifies as a queer femme; vegetarian; Taurus with Cancer rising, an Aries moon and lots of planets in the 10th house; and lover of all things polka dot. She is one of 60 young people worldwide—the only New Zealander—to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award, an accolade for her work to ensure […]
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    Making Lemonade and Hope from Lemons
  • June 25, 2015
    Alexandra Scott was born healthy in 1996 in Manchester, Connecticut. However, when Alex was nine months old, her mother realized that something was wrong with her little girl and started going to a doctor to seek advice and solutions. When she was four, Alex received a stem cell transplant. At that moment, Alex told her […]
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    Sam Kodo: Africa’s Steve Jobs?
  • June 16, 2015
    Sam Kodo is a 23-year-old young entrepreneur and changemaker from Lomé, Togo.  He currently runs  a technology company, LC-COM (Low cost-Computer)/ Infinite Loop, which produces low-cost personal computers for students. His biggest dream is to become the next Steve Jobs and create a new kind of Silicon Valley in Africa. The idea to create his company […]
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    How Derek Pacque turned a Pet Peeve into Profit
  • June 9, 2015
    Derek Pacque was just a junior in college when he formed a coat checking business, now called CoatChex in 2010. Interested in inventing from a young age, he decided to study entrepreneurship at Indiana University. In one of his classes, Derek was directed to make a list of “pain points” and potential solutions. One of […]
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    She Creates Customized Products and Tailored Fits
  • June 7, 2015
    Imagine a world where a tailored fit is the norm rather than a luxury, where companies and individuals create customized products, and size ‘me’ replaces ‘small, medium, and large.’ Through its cloud-based, 3D technology, Volumental is turning what seems like a dream world into reality. The company was started by Caroline Walerud, a 25-year-old Swedish-American, […]
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    Young Healthcare Provider for Sierra Leone
  • June 1, 2015
    Jennifer Kamara grew up in Sierra Leone knowing the consequences of conflict. Throughout the early years of her life, the now 24-year-old Jennifer experienced the decade-long conflict that ravaged her country and tore apart its infrastructure and institutions. After the conflict ended, much rebuilding was necessary to re-establish the infrastructure and economy. Because of the […]
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